Tuesday, April 6
Whiteoak softball earns big SHAC win over host West Union

The Whiteoak Lady Wildcats earned a Southern Hills Athletic Conference win on Tuesday night by defeating the host West Union Lady Dragons by a 12-1 score in six innings.

Whiteoak gained the win by dominating the first three innings, as they built a 6-2 lead with a three-run first inning, followed by three more runs in the third inning. From there, they added three runs in the top of the fifth and had a fourth three-run inning in the sixth inning. West Union scored their lone run in the bottom of the first.

Whiteoak ended with 10 hits and one error, while West Union had three hits and six errors.

For the Lady ‘Cats, Brianna Hill went 1-for-4 with one RBI, and Cora Akers was 2-for-4 with two runs. Jaylie Parr was 1-for-3 with three runs, two walks and one RBI.

Brooklyn Gross was 1-for-3 with one three runs and one walk, while Averi Bogart was also 1-for-3 with one run and two RBI.

Emmy Hawkins ended the win with a 2-for-3 day at the plate, collecting two runs and one walk. Alex Greene was 2-for-4 with one run and one RBI. Chesnee Clark gained one RBI.

Extra-base hits went to Akers, Bogart, Greene and Parr, all with doubles. Earning stolen bases were Akers, Hill (two) and Parr (two).

The winning pitcher was Gross, as she pitched six innings, allowing one earned run on three hits and no walks. She finished with eight strikeouts.

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Tuesday, April 6, 2021
LCHS softball falls to Fayetteville in SHAC contest

Though Lynchburg-Clay scored two runs in their Southern Hills Athletic Conference game against the visiting Fayetteville Lady Rockets, the Lady Mustangs were unable to earn the victory as they lost by a 12-2 score in five innings.

Fayetteville scored three early runs with two runs in the top of the first and one run in the second inning. LCHS came back with a run in the bottom of the fourth but allowed the visitors to score nine runs in the top of the fifth to seal the fate of the game. Lynchburg-Clay scored one more run in the bottom of the fifth.

The Lady Rockets totaled 13 hits and had zero errors, while LCHS had five hits and four errors.

For the host Lady Mustangs, they saw Lainie Lunsford score one run and Brya McClain have an RBI. Sarah McKinney went 2-for-2 at the plate, and Jenna Waits was also 2-for-2 and added one run and one RBI. Katie Young finished 1-for-2.

Waits and McKinney each had a double, while Waits also hit a home run. McClain had a sacrifice, and Lunsford was hit by a pitch. Haleigh Snider collected a stolen base.